Splunk CEO Godfrey Sullivan Named Best CEO finalist at San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards

Company Expands Internationally; Achieves Record Growth and Profitability under Sullivan's Leadership

SAN FRANCISCO – May 25, 2010 – Splunk, the IT Search company, today announced that its CEO, Godfrey Sullivan, was a finalist in the Best CEO of a Small Company category at the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards held May 20th. The awards recognize the most innovative technology companies driving the Bay Area's thriving technology sector. An independent panel of judges, in conjunction with the publication's editors and technology reporters, selected the award finalists. Splunk also was named one of the Bay Area's Best Places to Work by the publication.

"I am honored to be named among the best CEOs in the Bay Area for 2009 – this region has a rich history of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit," said Godfrey Sullivan, President and CEO of Splunk. "I consider myself incredibly fortunate to lead the team at Splunk – some of the brightest minds in technology. This achievement is a direct reflection of our talented employees and innovative customers."

As Splunk CEO, Sullivan has helped lead the company through challenging economic times and laid the foundation for Splunk's tremendous growth – more than 100 percent in 2009. Splunk expanded operations in Asia and EMEA during Sullivan's tenure and has doubled its number of licensed customers worldwide. Customers who extended their Splunk deployment from department to enterprise usage also fueled company growth during this period.

About Splunk

Splunk is software that provides unique visibility across your entire IT infrastructure from one place in real time. Only Splunk enables you to search, report, monitor and analyze all your real-time streaming and historical IT data. Now you can troubleshoot application problems and investigate security incidents in minutes instead of hours or days, monitor to avoid service degradation or outages, deliver compliance at lower cost and gain new business insights from your IT data. Over 1,750 enterprises, service providers and government organizations in 68 countries use Splunk to realize new levels of service quality, reduce IT operations costs and mitigate security risks in record time. The world's leading technology providers and over 50 system integrator, value-added reseller and managed service provider partners are driving new business and fueling their offerings with Splunk. Download your own free copy of Splunk today at http://www.splunk.com/download.

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